We highlighted Paul Vreeland's System Rescue Toolkit a few months ago, but now he's built a new, "lite" version that packs most of the same tools and can automatically run against and repair common Windows problems for you. If you liked the original, you'll love this.
Photo by Zach Chisolm.
The beauty of the original was that it offered a number of great utilities to help you troubleshoot your system if you had PC problems, without a whole bunch of trial versions, bloated utilities or "we found X errors now call me to fix your computer" demos. The Lite version dials some of those tools back and makes the scan and repair process automatic, so you can use the toolkit, walk away and grab a bite to eat and, hopefully, come back to a repaired and functioning Windows system — or at least some more information about what you should do next if the toolkit couldn't fix your problems. He notes:
The Lite version of my toolkit runs all of the autoFIX steps from "Automatic Mode" found in the full version. You do not have to be a techie to use it! No technical expertise is necessary because all the repair tasks are run automatically! These repair steps include:
- CPU/Cooling Test
- Memory Test
- Hard Drive Test
- Windows Security Center Check
- Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Scans
- Reset Windows Networking
- System File Checker
- Disk Cleanup and Defrag
Best of all, it's completely free (although Paul does accept donations to maintain the project). Hit the link below to try it out yourself.
AiO-SRT Lite [Paul Bryan Vreeland]